Dive into Seurat slideshows

This past week, the first exhibit in more than 25 years to focus exclusively on the drawings of Georges Seurat opened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Though he’s best known as the father of Neo-impressionism and pointillism, his studies in Conté crayon have been described as “the most beautiful painter’s drawings in existence.”

You can get a sneak peek at the work in an online slideshow from MoMA and a slideshow from Slate.com. The MoMA slideshow (which requires Adobe Flash and Acrobat) focuses on his sketchbooks, subjects and conservation. The Slate slideshow looks at his relationship with art critic and anarchist Félix Fénéon, who championed Seurat’s work and helped get it in the public eye.

Georges Seurat: The Drawings is on display at MoMA until January 7, 2008, with many related lectures and talks in the coming month.

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